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Review of submission 137rietz #17
From the install: "You will have to create an Azure account in order to use the bot and generate the relevant authentication information.".
The authors have contributed the source for the chat bot implementation (LadderBot) used in context of their RE@Next! 2019 submission Rietz, T. and Maedche, M. (2019) "LadderBot - A requirements self-elicitation system". This chat bot shall showcast an exemplary prototype to support requirements elicitation via a (currently semi-automated) conversational agent.
The disclosed documentation is excellent and self-explanatory. The further (background) information provided in the Readme file is sufficient (after checking against the information provided also from the current experimental stages reported in the manuscript). I further consider the disclosure of the prototype important and impactful going beyond the envisioned use cases in context of requirements elicitation.
Finally, the authors have assigned a CC-BY Licence which I applaud (given the large extent of licences still having a non-commercial clause and causing problems when referred to from practical settings).
As a minor issue, I am not sure if novice users are really able to get the bot running easily, but this is certainly not an acceptance criterion applied here.
What I couldn't find yet is the DOI, which I expect, however, the authors to not have been able to assign yet? Same holds for the DOI of the paper itself that the authors should add to the licence once they receive it from the proceedings chairs.
I recommend the badge of Availability.
Dear reviewers, dear Timm,
Thank you for the affirmative feedback and recommending the accreditation of the Availability badge.
We will add the artifact DOI to the licence information as well as the paper DOI, once we receive it.